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Vincent Duncker

Full name: John Vinzenz Andrew de Villiers "Vincent" Duncker
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: November 9, 1884 in Wepener, Free State, South Africa
Died: [unknown], Unknown, South Africa
Affiliations: BC Mittweida
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Duncker's father was a German who emigrated to the Transvaal in South Africa in 1880. There he married a Boer woman and had two sons and one daughter. After 10 years in Transvaal he lost his German civil rights and became a citizen of Transvaal, as did his children. After the Boer War (1899-1902), in which he and his sons were involved, they returned to Germany in 1903 and again were granted German civil rights. Therefore Duncker had German nationality when he competed at the Olympics in 1906, which has been disputed. Duncker won multiple German championships, as follows: 1905 110 m hurdles, 1906-07 100 and 400 metres and the 110 metre hurdles; and was British AAA Champion at the 120 yard hurdles in 1908. Prior to IAAF ratification of world records, he was credited with world bests of 10.8 for 100 metres in 1905, and 57.2 for the 440 yard hurdles in 1909. After Duncker finished his studies in 1907 he returned to South Africa and was entered for the 1908 Olympics Games for South Africa, despite still being a German, but he was unable to start due to a severe attack of rheumatism.

Personal Bests: 50 – 5.4 (1905); 100 – 10.8 (1905); 400 – 53.0 (1905); 800 – 2:13.2 (1907); 110H – 15.2y (1909); LJ – 6.06 (1906); DT – 25.70 (1905).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 2 h8 r1/3
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Men's 400 metres Germany GER 3 h1 r2/3
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Men's 800 metres Germany GER AC h3 r1/2
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Round One Heat Eight 2 QU 12.2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Repêchage Heat 3
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 2 QC

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Round One Heat Three AC DNF

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB T
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Final 3 almost =2nd
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Repêchage Heat 1 QU 17.4
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Germany Round One Heat One 2 QC ½ yd bh
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